Updated 1/20/13 new information
Cyberjamz has some of the most uniquely talented programmers/producers and artists! The best way to showcase your talent, your show, the music and Cyberjamz is through promoting.
It is your responsibility to promote your show. After all, how do you think listeners will find out about it?
Some of the most successful shows on Cyberjamz are because of the effort to not only promote the show, but, to deliver a high quality show every time.
Below is a standard template that was created for promoting your shows. Feel free to change it up, but keep in mind you need to include the details in parenthesis and the highlighted links. Those who already use the majority of this information listed, verify that you have included all the components listed, specifically the use of yourmuze.fm for listeners who cannot physically be in the chat room or near their computer to hear your show.
Promotions template (UPDATE)
No registration needed for the Chat room! http://chat.cyberjamz.com/chat-lowres.aspx
For MAC users: http://cyberjamz.com/live.asx
Insert a pic/flyer and any caption that helps to describe your show.
Think about what makes your show stand out among other shows on the internet. Be creative, change up your format from time to time, like featuring a guest DJ, promoting a themed show; where the set will include the hottest tracks for a certain period, artist or an event. Include names of some of the artists you plan to play on your show or surprises that listeners will only hear about if they tune in.
Promote your show regularly.
Promote during the week prior to your show; start creating a buzz about your show the day before, give a preview of what listeners can expect to hear. Promote the day of your show as well. When your show is over, post a note to your FB wall or other social network thanking listeners for tuning in. Don’t forget to promote the aired show by posting the link to the archives, this allows listeners who couldn’t tune in to check out what they missed.
Show & Station Identification
In a constant effort to grow and to expose Programmers to opportunities to expand their careers and to let our listeners know who they are tuned in to, all programmers are required to ID their shows throughout their time slot
Each programmer will be provided an audio file(see below) of the Cyberjamz sponsors that must be aired during the show. Our sponsors assist us with the freedom to provide free streaming to our listeners and, therefore, should be recognized for their contributions. See the link below for the current Cyberjamz sponsors. You will be sent the most current sponsors list, each time it is updated. Also below see the link for the Cyberjamz mission statement drop as well.
Will provide update
Frequently Asked Questions
Where should I promote?
- Use social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, other music sites, Podomatic, Mixcloud, Soundcloud, Blogs etc.
- Ask friends to assist with promoting your show. Ask them if you can tag them when you are posting info about your show or your flyer. You will then have reached their friends as well.
- Continue to add friends, network, and join house music groups on FB. It is important to promote in groups that you are a member of, as Groups reach a wide range of listeners throughout the world.
- Show support to other Cyberjamz shows. We are a family and should want to support one another’s success.
What if I can’t make my scheduled show time?
Emergencies happen, but if you know ahead of time, please alert us at your earliest convenience so that we can attempt to schedule another programmer in your place. It is your show, and you should first make an attempt to find a replacement to cover your slot, especially when you know in advance that you cannot make your scheduled show. Communicate any changes or concerns you have regarding coverage of your slot.
Your show should start and end promptly, unless approved ahead of time. If after 3 failures to notify by email, phone, text or facebook etc. that you are unable to do your show, your slot will be forfeited. In addition, failure to adhere to any of the guidelines provided to you,could also be just cause for your slot to be removed. These guidelines were put into place to assist all of us in making it easier to do what we like, and that is to bring the best music and quality shows to the listeners.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please use the contact information above.
Catherine Harris Rowell
VP Manager of Cyberjamz Operations